Bayer is a partner with the law firm Weaver Simmons LLP. He is a graduate of Cambrian College, Laurentian University and the University of Toronto.
“I am honoured to be selected to serve as NPI's chair,” Bayer said, in a press release. “I look forward to the important work we will do for northerners in the coming years.”
Dr. George Macey, a dentist and community activist from Marathon, Ont., was chosen as the vice-chair at the meeting.
“I consider it a privilege to serve this institute, and I thank the members of the board for the responsibilities they have bestowed on me,” Macey said.
At the meeting, Northern Policy Institute board members discussed the search for the group's first president and CEO. The executive search firm Janet Wright and Associates is leading the recruitment.
The Northern Policy Institute, an independent, not-for-profit organization, will monitor the implementation of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and make provincial policy recommendations for the region.
Its creation was announced Aug. 31, and supported by an initial $5-million investment from the province.